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Spiractin (Spironolactone) - 100mg (100 Tablets)

Spiractin (Spironolactone) - 100mg (100 Tablets)

Spiractin (Spironolactone) - 100mg (100 Tablets)
Brand Name: Spiractin
Generic Name: Spironolactone
Form: Tablets
Manufacturer: Mylan

What is Spiractin?
Spiractin works by blocking the actions of the natural hormone aldosterone, which acts on the kidneys to regulate water and sodium levels in the body. The active ingredient spironolactone belongs to a class of medications called potassium-sparing diuretics (water tablets). The medication can be used to treat oedema in patients with certain conditions such as liver diseases, congestive heart failure and kidney problems by eliminating excess salt and water from the body into the urine but reducing the loss of potassium. The tablets can also be used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), which can assist in preventing strokes and heart attacks.

How is Spiractin used?
Spiractin should be taken orally as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 2 times per day. The tablets should be taken with some food along with a glass of milk or water to prevent an upset stomach. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The patient should take the medication before 6pm to prevent waking up in the middle of the night to urinate. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a doctor, even if the patient feels well, as hypertension usually has no visible symptoms.

Adverse effects
Spiractin may cause unwanted side effects such as:

  • Enlarged or painful breasts
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Irregular menstrual periods

Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High levels of potassium
  • Jaundice
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Confusion
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased sex drive or performance

Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.

Spiractin is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.

The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.

SKU 20140411104420
Our price: $26.15

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Spiractin (Spironolactone) - 100mg (100 Tablets)
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